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Kristian Mjåland

Associate Professor

Kristian Mjåland is a sociologist with a Master’s degree from the University of Bergen 2008, and he has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bergen in 2015. Mjåland has worked at Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies since 2008, first as a research assistant, then as a PhD-candidate, and finally as a Senior Researcher. His PhD was an ethnographic analysis of drug use and drug rehabilitation in a Norwegian prison. Mjåland’s research interests are mainly concerned with drugs, prisons and coercive treatment. He is primarily a qualitative researcher, but he has considerable experience in administering and analyzing surveys. Theoretically, his research explores issues such as penal power, resistance, punishment, legitimacy and procedural justice. As of 2016, Mjåland holds a Senior Research Associate post at the University of Cambridge, where is working on a comparative research project on penal policy and prisoner experiences in England & Wales and Norway. He also holds a 20 % position as associate professor in sociology at the University of Agder (UiA).       

Scientific publications

  • Ievins, Alice; Mjåland, Kristian (2021). Authoritarian exclusion and laissez-faire inclusion: Comparing the punishment of men convicted of sex offenses in England & Wales and Norway. Criminology (Beverly Hills). ISSN: 0011-1384. 59 (3). s 454 - 479. doi:10.1111/1745-9125.12276.
  • Mjåland, Kristian; Laursen, Julie; Schliehe, Anna; Larmour, Simon (2021). Contrasts in freedom: Comparing the experiences of imprisonment in open and closed prisons in England and Wales and Norway. European Journal of Criminology. ISSN: 1477-3708. doi:10.1177/14773708211065905.
  • Mjåland, Kristian; Laursen, Julie (2021). Pragmatic and Permeable Egalitarianism: Exploring Social Life in Norwegian Prisons. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab. ISSN: 0029-1528. 108 (1). s 174 - 195. doi:10.7146/ntfk.v108i1.125570.
  • Friestad, Christine; Mjåland, Kristian; Pape, Hilde Elisabeth (2021). Prison officer students’ perceptions of persons convicted of sexual crimes. European Journal of Criminology. ISSN: 1477-3708. s 1 - 16. doi:10.1177/14773708211038538.
  • Mjåland, Kristian; Ugelvik, Thomas (2021). Straff, risiko og omdømme - En sammenliknende analyse av kriminalomsorgens strategidokumenter. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. ISSN: 0800-336X. 38s 219 - 232. doi:10.18261/issn.1504-3053-2021-03-05.
  • Lundeberg, Ingrid Rindal; Mjåland, Kristian (2019). Rus, roller og skjønn. Kunnskapsbasert straffegjennomføring i kriminalomsorgen i Norge. ISBN: 978-82-450-2410-4. Fagbokforlaget. Kapittel 14. s 278 - 309.
  • Laursen, Julie; Mjåland, Kristian; Crewe, Ben (2019). ‘It’s Like a Sentence Before the Sentence’—Exploring the Pains and Possibilities of Waiting for Imprisonment. British Journal of Criminology. ISSN: 0007-0955. 60 (2). s 363 - 381. doi:10.1093/bjc/azz042.
  • Lundeberg, Ingrid Rindal; Mjåland, Kristian; Rye, Johan Fredrik (2018). Eksepsjonelle fanger i det eksepsjonelle fengslet. Fengslende sosiologi, Makt, straff og identitet i Trondheims fengsler. ISBN: 978820258490-0. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. Kap 10. s 213 - 237.
  • Mjåland, Kristian (2016). Exploring prison drug use in the context of prison-based drug rehabilitation. Drugs: education prevention and policy. ISSN: 0968-7637. 23 (2). s 154 - 162. doi:10.3109/09687637.2015.1136265.
  • Lundeberg, Ingrid Rindal; Mjåland, Kristian (2017). Rehabilitering og prosedural rettferdighet i kriminalomsorgen. Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift. ISSN: 0105-1121. 39 (2 = 153). s 32 - 44.
  • Mjåland, Kristian (2015). The paradox of control: An ethnographic analysis of opiate maintenance treatment in a Norwegian prison. International journal of drug policy. ISSN: 0955-3959. 26 (8). s 781 - 789. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.04.020.
  • Mjåland, Kristian (2014). 'A culture of sharing': Drug exchange in a Norwegian prison. Punishment & Society. ISSN: 1462-4745. 16 (3). s 336 - 352. doi:10.1177/1462474514527149.
  • Mjåland, Kristian; Lundeberg, Ingrid Rindal (2014). Penal hybridization: staff-prisoner relationships in a Norwegian drug rehabilitation unit. Juridification and social citizenship in the welfare state. ISBN: 978-1-78347-022-8. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 10. s 183 - 202.
  • Lundeberg, Ingrid Rindal; Mjåland, Kristian (2012). I fangens makt. Frihet, motstand og endring i norsk fengselsetnografi. Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift. ISSN: 0105-1121. 35 (2/137). s 4 - 23.
  • Lundeberg, Ingrid Rindal; Mjåland, Kristian; Søvig, Karl Harald (2010). Avslutning. Tvang overfor rusmiddelavhengige. Evaluering av Lov om sosiale tjenester §§ 6-2, 6-2a og 6-3. ISBN: 978-82-8095-068-0. Uni Rokkansenteret. Avslutning. s 248 - 279.
  • Lundeberg, Ingrid Rindal; Mjåland, Kristian (2010). Erfaringer med tvang. Tvang overfor rusmiddelavhengige. Evaluering av Lov om sosiale tjenester §§ 6-2, 6-2a og 6-3. ISBN: 978-82-8095-068-0. Uni Rokkansenteret. Erfaringer med tvang. s 165 - 247.
  • Lundeberg, Ingrid Rindal; Mjåland, Kristian; Søvig, Karl Harald (2014). Tvang i rusfeltet: Regelverk, praksis og erfaringer med tvang. ISBN: 978-82-05-45073-8. Gyldendal Juridisk. s 283.
  • Wehus, Walter Norman; Mjåland, Kristian (2022). Fengselsbetjent­studentane vart meir fordomsfulle gjennom studiane.
  • Mjåland, Kristian; Wikøren, Mona (2021). Leer-Salvesen: – Samfunnet kan ikke tilgi på vegne av ofrene.
  • Mjåland, Kristian; Bu, Fanny (2021). Skjøt to unge menn på T-banen kun dager før han skulle fengsles.
  • Larsen, Simen Iskariot; Mjåland, Kristian (2021). RøverDebatt: Nakenvisitasjon i fengsel.

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